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Rightware launches Basemark: a cross-platform mobile benchmark

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Rightware, the developers of performance analysis and performance benchmarking tools have a launched Basemark X, a professional performance tool built on the Unity 4 real world gaming engine.

Basemark X allows you to evaluate cross platform comparisons of game graphics performance across Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 devices and is specifically designed to test ARM-based mobile processors. Read more »

Chrome for iOS update brings fullscreen mode, wireless printing

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Google has updated the Chrome browser for iOS with a couple of useful new features. The first is a fullscreen mode for the iPhone and iPod touch. This works much the same way as on some other browsers, where the toolbox on top moves out of the screen when you scroll down. Scrolling back up brings it back to the screen.

The second addition is the option to do wireless printing, using either the Google Cloud Print service or Apple’s AirPrint. Lastly, you can now also save any web page as PDF on Google Drive through the browser. Read more »

Google Drive for iOS updated, now supports landscape mode

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Google Drive, the file storage and synchronization service from the internet giants Google, has just got an update for its iOS application. The latest version of the Drive comes with new features and few tweaks to improve the performance.

After the update Google Drive allows you to edit documents and spread sheets in landscape mode, which makes it easier to type long reports when you are on the go. Read more »

‘Mittens’ for iOS game review

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Disney is no stranger to making video games. Over the years, there have been several games released on various platform with the Disney logo on them. But when asked to name any of these, you’d be hard-pressed to come up with even one.

Things are different on the mobile platform, however. When asked to name some Disney games on the mobile, names like ‘Where’s My Water?’, ‘Where’s My Perry?’ and ‘Temple Run: Oz’ spring to mind. Now the company has released a new game called Mittens for iOS. Let’s see how this one fares. Read more »

‘PUK’ for iPhone and Android game review

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There are big, complicated games, with guns, cars and explosions, missions to complete, stories to follow and characters to remember. Then there are simple games with just one objective where you have to do one thing over and over again till you get it right. PUK falls in that latter category.

In PUK, you hit larger circles with smaller circles before the time runs out. That’s basically all you do. But despite the simple premise, PUK is fiendishly addictive and one of the best games to have come out on mobile in recent times. Let’s see what makes it so good. Read more »

The latest iOS 7 concept reveals an enhanced lock screen and connectivity toggles

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Apple’s next major version of the iOS has been enjoying quite a lot of time in the spotlight lately. After iOS 6 was criticized for lacking real innovation and causing the platform to lose market share, iOS7 is looked upon to bring Apple back on top of the smartphone game.

While it’s still pretty much a mystery what exactly does Apple have in store for the next major release of its platform, its fans have come up with a pretty sweet idea that we wouldn’t mind becoming a reality.The latest iOS 7 concept we got shows an enhanced lockscreen and improved notification center and generally looks pretty great. Read more »

One year later: Android users account for nearly half of Instagram users

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It’s now exactly 1 year since Instagram launched on Android and the popular photo sharing social network has decided to celebrate the occasion with a post on its blog.

According to the developers’ statistics, after the first 12 months of availability droid users account for nearly half of all Instagram users. Read more »

Twitter updates mobile apps and website, brings Holo UI to Android version

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Twitter has updated the Android and iOS version of its mobile application, along with the mobile version of their website. The biggest changes are in the Android version, which gets a brand new UI that follows the new Holo UI guidelines (for most parts).

The new Twitter for Android now lets you swipe horizontally on the screen to move between the tabs on the top. This means that you can no longer swipe on an individual tweet to get quick access to tweet options. Moving between hierarchies is now accompanies by slick sliding animations where the next screen is stacked above the previous one, similar to the animation in the stock Android app drawer. Read more »

Quickoffice editing for Google Apps for Business subscribers no longer exclusive to iPad, hits iPhone and Android

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Google, owner of Quickoffice, now lets users with Google Apps for Business use Quickoffice for editing docs on any Android smartphone and the iPhone. Previously, the editing functionality was available only for Google Apps for Business subscribers with iPads only so it’s good to see Google expanding.

As before Quickoffice is able to find and work with Google Drive documents and then let you save them into your Drive on iOS. Once you’ve signed in with your Google Apps for Business account in Quickoffice you’ll get the standard “Shared With Me”, “Starred”, “Recent” and any subfolders. Read more »

‘Ridiculous Fishing’ for iOS game review

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Those who are into fishing would know that it’s not a terribly exciting activity. In fact, fishing is often a way for many to spend hours relaxing by the water, with the occasional tug on the string providing the only entertainment whatsoever. But what if you had a toaster, hairdryer and chainsaw attached to your hook?

This what puts the ridiculous in Ridiculous Fishing, a brand new game for iOS that has already won awards and praise from the media. The game turns the rather boring act of fishing into a crazy and often hilarious adventure. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars updated with new planet, steam gameplay mechanics

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The popular Star Wars take on Angry Birds has been updated to include a new planet which includes 20 additional levels.

The update also includes new steam-based gameplay mechanics for even more bird-flicking fun. Read more »

Gmail app for iOS updated, now lets you swipe between mails

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The Gmail app for iOS has received another update, which brings it to v2.1. One of the key new features in this update is that you can now move between mails simply by swiping horizontally on the screen. This functionality has existed in the Android version of the apps for a while now but only now has it made an appearance on iOS. The feature is only available on the iPhone, as on the iPad you can simply tap on the mail list on the side.

Another change in 2.1 is that you can now mark multiple mails in the inbox and then take a bulk action on them, including archive, delete or more from the action bar. This feature is available on the iPhone as well as the iPad. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One vs. Apple iPhone 5 display test confirms AMOLEDs can finally do accurate colors

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The guys over at HI-TECH@mail.ru decided to go all scientific about screens and put the Samsung Galaxy S4′s 5″ 1080p Super AMOLED against the 4″ Retina of the Apple iPhone 5 and the 4.7″ Super LCD3 1080p display of the HTC One.

The review involved quite a few number of tests – from color reproduction, brightness, gamma, sharpness, viewing angles, the lot. And although a clear winner isn’t appointed your personal victor can be chosen based on the stuff you value the most. Read more »

An upcoming Real Racing 3 update will add cloud saving, more cars, and a new racing mode

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The folks from Firemonkeys studios broke a word on an upcoming update to the popular Real Racing 3 video game. Due in mid-April, the update will add the much needed cloud saving support, Chevrolet cars to the lineup, and a new racing mode.

The addition of cloud saving support will solve one of the game’s most notable issues at the moment. Read more »

The official Iron Man 3 video game will land on Android and iOS on April 25

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Gameloft released the launch date and trailer of the upcoming Iron Man 3 official video game. Android and iOS users will be able to jump into Tony Stark’s suit on April 25.

From the brief moments of gameplay included in the Iron Man 3 trailer, it becomes obvious that Gameloft’s latest superhero title will follow the endless running format. Read more »